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"Stylus P.1 Seafoam" Power Foil
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The long name of this foil is based on the following. The P.1 is the smallest of the four power foils in the Stylus series.
It has three big brothers, the P.2, P.3 and P.4. Its colors inspired someone at Prism to name its color scheme
"Seafoam". After learning how to pilot a delta shaped stunt kite, foils are quite boring because they can't do any
slack-line tricks. However, a foil is a great way to learn how to pilot a dual line kite, without being too concerned about
damaging the kite.
When the foil is laid out on the ground, it is 5' 5" in width and 2' 3.5" tall.
The P.1 foil has a pull equal to a large delta wing stunt kite. It maneuvers well and is very quick when the wind picks up.
It takes more wind to fly a foil than it does to fly most of our kites. However, in a strong wind, this POWER foil can pull quite
hard. If a small child is piloting it, I suggest holding onto them.
The foil is very well made and exceptionally durable, which makes it a great trainer. The more recent P.1s come with an improved
bridle system. Whether this new system improves the foil's performance is hard to tell.
The only drawback to the P.1 is the line that comes with it. When it gets wrapped up in the lines of another kite, its line
frays quite easily. We have not experienced this problem on any of our other kites..
Both Patrick and I have frayed and broken P.1 lines.
It's good to have a foil in your kite bag, so you can train a friend without having to worry about breaking a leading edge on one of
your prized delta wing kites.